Grilled Whole Snapper
Cover the grill while you're cooking the fish to keep the flesh moist and to prevent flare-ups that would burn the bread crumbs. We like to use a grill basket, which helps prevent sticking, but you can cook the fish directly on the grill. Just be sure it's impeccably clean, and turn the fish carefully so you don't lose the crust. Slideshow: Grilled Fish
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Roasted Whole Snapper Purchase one three-and-a-half-pound snapper instead of two smaller ones. Prepare the fish in the same manner through Step 1, using one-quarter teaspoon salt and both sprigs or one teaspoon rosemary in the cavity. Heat the oven to 450° instead of lighting the grill. Put the fish on a rack in a roasting pan; cook until just done, about twenty minutes. No need to turn the fish while cooking.
Snapper is a delicate fish, and though grilling adds some stronger flavors, you'll be best off with a fairly neutral but crisp white. Orvieto Classico strikes the perfect balance.